The Old Testament has a distinct phrase in reference to some Bible characters as being the ‘servant of the LORD.’ Moses is called ‘the servant of the LORD’ in Deut. 32:5 and in many other places. Joshua was also called this in Josh. 24:29. David also in Ps. 18:1 and in Ps. 36:1. Job was called ‘my servant’ in Job 1:8. Isaiah also in Isa. 20:3. The point is in the New Testament, Paul substitutes his name for these servants, and more importantly he substitutes the name Jesus Christ in place of Jehovah. The LORD of the Old Testament is revealed unto us as the Lord of the New Testament. Truly we have one Lord (Eph. 4:5).
Christ is worthy of service. And so I ask “how is your service towards Him?” In Gal.1:10 Paul puts a contrast between pleasing men or serving Christ. “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Are we loyal enough to Christ to present Him as He presented Himself to the lost during His earthly ministry? Or do we hide His exclusive claims and fold under the pressure of wanting to be accepted by a world that hated Him? What exactly are we, but mere servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. When we work, we ought to work as unto the Lord. When we sing, we ought to sing as unto the Lord. Actually the New Testament deals with every aspect of our service and calls us to do it as unto the Lord, knowing that of the Lord we shall receive the reward and that because we are His servants (read Col. 3:24). As servants we are accountable to a higher authority, namely Jesus Christ. And so we must take care of what service we do for Him, how we do service for Him, and why we do service for Him.